On the Orders of the Day:
Hon. H, H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre): Mr. Speaker, I desire to bring to the attention of the Minister of Customs (Mr. Euler) an announcement which appeared in the Border Cities Star of Friday, March 25, and to ask him one or two questions in regard to it. The article reads:
Work will be started immediately on remodeling the plant of Canadian Products Limited, division of General Motors of Canada Limited, on Walker road, and the huge factories, will be reopened by January 1, 1928, according to a message received from Ottawa this afternoon sent by Edmond G. Odette, M.P., for Essex North.
The reason advanced by officials was that the existing Canadian tariff prevented the operation of the local industry on a profitable basis. Since the first of this year Mr. Odette has been working strenuously in an effort to have the tariff provisions which forced the closing of the Canadian Products factories modified. In his message to The Border Cities Star, the Essex North M.P. announced that he had finally been successful, and that the objectionable customs regulations had been modified.
I would ask the minister if any change has been made either in the tariff or the tariff regulations as stated by the hon. member for East Essex (Mr. Odette); if so, was it done by order in council; and if such order was passed, will he lay it on the table of the House?